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STUART HALL'S FORTIETH YEAR OF BROADCASTING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 307: tabled on 10 February 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 83 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Stuart Hall on his fortieth year of broadcasting; notes that his unique style has endeared him to millions both in Britain and abroad, that his use of the English language, especially in his football reporting, has made him an icon with the youth of today, that his rich mellifluous voice is redolent of Sinden and Gielgud intertwining Shakespeare, Keats, Wordsworth et al amid the mud and tears at Accrington Stanley, that he recently forced the country into discovering Ozymandias, thus reinventing Percy Bysshe Shelley as a popular poet, that he made 'It's a Knockout', into a surreal, quasi xenophobic art form, that his laughter gave pleasure throughout the run of this programme uniting the youth of this country with the youth on the Continent, and that he has worked solidly for charity during his 40 years of broadcasting, much of which is unknown to most; offers its congratulations to this unique talent, if at times overcome with the 'exuberance of his own verbosity'; and wishes him many more years of broadcasting and laughter.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1999
Altrincham and Sale West
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Peterborough
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Blyth Valley
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 1999
Stone
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 1999
Chipping Barnet
Clark, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
South Shields
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Leyton and Wanstead
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Bolton North East
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Coventry South
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 1999
Cheadle
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Cunninghame South
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Crewe and Nantwich
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 1999
Ribble Valley
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 1999
Southport
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Worcester
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Ilford South
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Norwich North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Reading East
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Edinburgh South
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Selby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 1999
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 1999
North Devon
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 1999
Surrey Heath
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Alyn and Deeside
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Feltham and Heston
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Brentford and Isleworth
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Houghton and Washington East
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Ealing, Southall
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
South Thanet
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1999
Brent East
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Thurrock
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Blackpool South
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Leicester South
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Glasgow, Cathcart
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Dundee East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Great Grimsby
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Kirkcaldy
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Nuneaton
Pearson, Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Dudley South
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Ilford North
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Burnley
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Ogmore
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Scarborough and Whitby
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Harlow
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1999
Uxbridge
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Loughborough
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Dundee West
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 1999
Bury St Edmunds
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Reading West
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Nottingham South
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
South Derbyshire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Liverpool, West Derby
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
St Helens North
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Walsall North
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 1999
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 1999
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.